Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers

Commercial trucking accident cases are complicated, and have serious consequences for all involved. Because these collisions often result in death or permanent injury, it’s crucial to hire an attorney with extensive experience in trucking accidents – and a track record of success. Pritchard Law Group, LLC, our trucking accident attorneys have a deep knowledge of the laws that govern these types of cases.

Types of Trucking Accidents

There are several common types of trucking accidents, including the following:

  • Head-on and rear-end collisions
    • Both are extremely dangerous, especially considering the difference in size/weight of a commercial truck and passenger vehicle.
  • Blind spot accidents
    • Commercial trucks have large blind spots that can make it nearly impossible to see other vehicles on the road.
  • Jackknife accidents
    • These wrecks occur when a truck brakes quickly and its trailer swings out, potentially causing the truck to tip or roll over.
  • Rollover accidents
    • This is not only dangerous for the truck driver but for other drivers sharing the road, especially if cargo falls out.
  • Tire blowouts
    • Particularly prone to tire failure, large trucks can lose control and endanger other vehicles.
  • Underride accidents
    • These collisions occur when trucks brake suddenly, causing the vehicle behind them to slide under the tractor-trailer. Often, the top of the vehicle is ripped off.

Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

Truck accidents may be the result of the following:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving (alcohol or drugs)
  • Speeding
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Improper cargo loading
  • Inclement weather conditions

Truck Accident Investigations

Truck accident cases are particularly complex, with many factors to consider and many parties involved. It is crucial to contact a trust trucking accident attorney immediately, and to begin an investigation as quickly as possible to ensure evidence is preserved.

Truck accident investigations often involved these steps:

  • Reviewing the truck company’s records to check for past instances of negligence or poor practices
  • Checking black box data to reveal the truck’s speed and other helpful details
  • Taking a look at the truck driver’s logbook to see if fatigue could have contributed
  • Investigating the accident scene and looking for physical evidence of the crash’s cause
  • Interviewing witnesses, including the truck driver, first responders and other drivers who saw the incident
  • Inspecting the truck to see if failed equipment or improperly loaded cargo is to blame for the accident

Contact Pritchard Law Group, LLC After Your Trucking Accident

If you have been injured in a trucking accident, our team is here to help you get the compensation you deserve. We will fight to see justice done, working hard on your behalf as you begin your road to recovery.